Table of Contents – August 2011 Vietnam

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Operation Attleboro – From Calamity to Crushing Victory
by Rod Paschall
A green brigade’s unexpected and bloody encounter with NVA regulars during Operation Attleboro stopped a major enemy offensive dead in its tracks in November 1966

Pictures of Hell at Dong Xoai
by Horst Faas as told to Hal Buell
In a ferocious battle at the village of Dong Xoai in June 1965, a Pulitzer Prize­–winning photographer stared death in the eye and gave Americans a glimpse of the war’s growing intensity

Ho, Giap and Me
by Claude G. Berube
Henry Prunier, the last living member of the OSS Deer Team that trained the nascent Viet Minh in 1945, offers unique insights into the legendary leaders Ho Chi Minh and Vo Nguyen Giap

An Alamo Stand in Saigon
by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
With desperate refugees storming the U.S. Embassy and North Vietnamese Army tanks approaching, the last 11 U.S. Marines in Saigon vowed to fight to the death

How to Steal a Navy
by Don North
During Saigon’s chaotic fall, an audacious mission to steal the Vietnamese navy before the victorious North could take control ultimately saved 30,000 refugees in the process

DEPARTMENTS

Letters from Readers

News

Arsenal
The O-2A Super Skymaster: A civilian success goes to war

Interview
Steve Maxner: The Vietnam Center wants your story now

Homefront
What was happening back in the States in July/August 1971

My War
U.S. Army’s Sue Haack

Letter from Vietnam

Reviews
No Sure Victory: Measuring U.S. Army Effectiveness and Progress in the Vietnam War, by Gregory A. Daddis

Binding Their Wounds: America’s Assault on Its Veterans, by Robert J. Topmiller and T. Kerby Neill

F-105 Wild Weasel vs. SA-2 "Guideline" SAM, Vietnam 1965-73, by Peter Davies

HBO’s Wartorn 1861-2010 DVD

Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories DVD

Our Vietnam Generation DVD

Offerings
Left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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